The Air Operations Centre Of Excellence, a multi-national manned French funded organization, draws on experience and skills within air operations, technical simulation and Air C2 (Command and Controle) systems domains. AO COE manning includes highly-trained resident officers from the French Air and Space Force, Army and Navy, as well as Italy, Greece and the United States, in order to provide a diverse, joint air operations perspective to all AO COEs.
The AO COE offers recognized expertise and experience within air operations for the benefit of the Alliance. To this end, the COE aims to :
- become NATO's premier venue for sharing experience and expertise in the fields of air operations with personnel, ranging from those new to operations to senior officials ;
- provide NATO entities with air operations training based on critical thinking and realistic simulation to create effective Learning experiences ;
- develop concepts including new technologies in air operations and experiment and test new C2 systems.